Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Head Start, FHI 360’s Head Start Center serves two regions of Head Start early childhood program grantees: Region XI serves American Indian and Alaskan Native (AIAN) children and families and Region XII serves migrant and seasonal farmworker children and their families. To facilitate service delivery to these two regions, the center employs experts in serving these populations, operating under the leadership of the center’s project director and the oversight and decision making of the management team. Staffing for each division includes a collaboration director, a training and technical assistance (T/TA) manager, early childhood education (ECE) specialists and grantee specialists (GS). The ECE and GS specialists for each region are based throughout the United States to ensure targeted and timely training and technical assistance to Head Start programs.
The collaboration directors for each region conduct nationally focused collaboration projects to meet specific goals determined by the Office of Head Start. These projects focus on school readiness, transition, child care and community services, family literacy, health services, child welfare, services to children experiencing homelessness and more.